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College/Employer: Cornell

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Past Classes

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H671: Espionage and Sabotage: French Resistance in the Second World War in Splash Spring 2021 (May. 01, 2021)
When Nazi Germany launched an invasion against France and forced a surrender in just six weeks, the initial reaction was devastation and shock. A collection of underground networks and movements, later known as the French Resistance, soon emerged to counter the Nazi regime. In this course, we will examine the ways in which French society responded to the German occupation. How did people decide whether to resist or collaborate? We will explore the various elements of resistance, such as the clandestine press, espionage, sabotage, intelligence, and guerrilla warfare. At the same time, we will consider the role that women played in the Resistance. Why did women decide to join the Resistance? To what extent did the participation of women in the Resistance attenuate gender inequalities in French society? Topics include, but are not limited to, the reasons behind the initial French defeat; the various parties vying for power in France; the various underground networks of the Resistance; and the social and political legacy of the Resistance.